RFYO Attendance Policy
  • Absences from regular rehearsals are limited to a specific number per semester.
Prep, Sinfonia & Camerata
3 per semester
2 per semester
  • There are no excused or unexcused absences. Any time you are not present at a rehearsal for any reason – illness, soccer game, vacation, etc. – you will be considered absent. Absence from ½ of a rehearsal may be considered ½ absence toward your total. For example, if you need to be absent to attend a soccer game or award ceremony, you may arrange with your conductor to be absent for first or second half of rehearsal. Absences due to required school music performances or rehearsals must be pre-arranged with your conductor as soon as you are aware of the conflict. Required school music performances will not count against the absence limits if they are addressed in a timely manner.
  • If you have a seasonal conflict and still would like to participate, please contact Bill or Sarah to see if you can arrange to learn the music with your private teacher and make a plan for rehearsals. While this isn't always possible, we do our best to allow everyone to participate. 
What If I Have To Miss A Rehearsal?
Email Sarah at sarah@rfyouthorchestra.org or Bill at bill@rfyouthorchestra.org as soon as you are aware of an upcoming absence. For last minute absences (illness or emergency) please text Sarah at 970-306-1235.

What Happens If I Go Over The Allowed Number Of Absences?

When you reach the maximum number of absences for your ensemble, you will be contacted by your conductor. 


We expect all students to attend all concerts except in cases of illness, emergency, and conflicts known far in advance.

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